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Crazy: GOP Senator Will Teach Brooklyn Women to "Walk Like a Model," Use the Stairs "Elegantly" [View all]

Crazy: GOP Senator Will Teach Brooklyn Women to "Walk Like a Model," Use the Stairs "Elegantly"


Women of Brooklyn, New York, State Senator Marty Golden (R) wants to turn you into proper ladies fit for employment.

As part of a summer series on career development directed at his female constituents, Golden is hosting a taxpayer-funded event called “Posture, Deportment and the Feminine Presence”on July 24. Golden promises to teach Bay Ridge women “the art of feminine presence,” which includes tips on how to “sit, stand and walk like a model” and “walk up and down a stair elegantly”:



Golden defended the workshop as simply a way to help women get jobs in a tough market. Countering this justification, State Sen. Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) told City & State:


“Rather than passing legislation such as the Fair Pay Act to assist women in the workplace, the Senate Republicans appear to be offering career advice on posture and how to act feminine,” said Krueger, who hosted the Senate Democrats’ forum on issues affecting women in the workplace in May. “Perhaps this would be appropriate on Mad Men, but not in New York in the 21st century

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Update: Golden's website has deleted the above quotes from the event page

more: http://www.alternet.org/newsandviews/article/1018823/crazy%3A_gop_senator_will_teach_brooklyn_women_to_%22walk_like_a_model%2C%22_use_the_stairs_%22elegantly%22/

Good news is it's been canceled:

Brooklyn State Senator Cancels ‘Walk Like a Model’ Seminar for Sloppy Broads

Republican Marty Golden, the only Brooklyn state senator to vote against marriage equality, has some thoughts on gender norms, too. In a planned event called "Posture, Deportment and the Feminine Presence," Golden, with the help of a "certified protocol consultant," promised to help misguided dames find a job by refining their god-given potential: The flier teased lessons in how to "sit, stand and walk like a model" and "walk up and down a stair elegantly," as well as tips on "handshakes and introductions." In response, State Senator Liz Krueger quipped to City & State, "Perhaps this would be appropriate on Mad Men, but not in New York in the 21st century." And following an incredulous online uproar today, the finishing class has been nixed.

more: http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2012/07/marty-golden-brooklyn-state-senator-cancels-lady-seminar.html

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